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KAMPUNG PALOH, TERENGGANU

LOCATION
Kampung Paloh (lit. Paloh Village) is located approximately 8 km from the city centre of Kuala Terengganu, near the State Musium of Terengganu.

LOKASI
Kampung Paloh terletak lebih kurang 8 km dari pusat bandar Kuala Terengganu, berdekatan Muzium Negeri Terengganu.

COORDINATES
5.3117370000 dan 103.1199120000

KOORDINAT
5.3117370000 dan 103.1199120000

TOPONYMY
Tok Paloh or Tok Ku Paloh is the nickname of a famous Muslim figure and a practitioner of the Naqshabandiyah sufi order in Terengganu named Syed Abdur Rahman bin Syed Muhammad bin Syed Zainal Abidin al-Aidarus. He was born in 1817 and was a member of the State Consultative Council during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin III. Tok Ku Paloh studied in Makkah at the hands of several well-known Muslim scholars. Upon returning from Mekkah, he began his teaching activcties in Kampong Paloh. People from around the region including Pahang, Kelantan and Pattani came to seek knowledge from him at Kampong Paloh. Sultan Zainal Abidin III was one of his students. Some also say that Tok Janggut, the famous malay worrior, was one of his students. Tok Ku Paloh passed away in 1917 at the age of 100.

TOPONOMI
Tok Paloh atau Tok Ku Paloh adalah nama gelaran bagi seorang  tokoh agama dan pengamal Thariqat Naqsyabandiyah yang terkenal di Terengganu bernama Syed Abdur Rahman bin Syed Muhammad bin Syed Zainal Abidin al-Aidarus. Beliau lahir pada tahun 1817 dan merupakan Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Negeri semasa pemerintahan Sultan Zainal Abidin III. Tok Ku Paloh pernah melanjutkan pelajarannya di Makkah dan berguru dengan beberapa tokoh agama di sana. Sekembalinya dari Mekah, beliau memusatkan aktivitinya di Kampung Paloh. Kampong Paloh dikunjungi orang dari serata kawasan termasuk Pahang, Kelantan dan Patani. Antara murid beliau adalah Sultan Zainal Abidin III. Terdapat juga cerita yang mengatakan bahawa Tok Janggut adalah salah seorang anak muridnya. Beliau meninggal dunia pada tahun 1917 ketika berusia 100 tahun.

ATTRACTION
One of the main attractions around kampong Paloh is the Tok Paloh Mosque which is 90% made of chengal wood (Balanocarpus heimii) and tembusu (fagraea fragrans). The Terengganu State Musium is also located not far from this village.

TARIKAN
Antara tarikan utama yang terdapat di sekitar kawasan Kampung Paloh adah Masjid Tok Paloh yang 90% daripadanya deperbuat daripada kayu cengal dan tembesu. Berhampiran dengan kampung ini juga terletaknya Muzium Negeri Terengganu.

Masjid Tok Ku Paloh
Masjid Tok Ku Paloh
Timba Tembaga di Masjid Tok Ku Paloh
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